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The added value of kupah higher insurance levels for pregnant women.

While the basic healthcare basket covers all of the basic medical care needed during pregnancy, the higher level insurance plans offer a large number of extra benefits. Whether it be an additional ultrasound to put your mind at ease, or being able to choose a doctor that will be extra sensitive to your questions and concerns, many women find having supplemental insurance during pregnancy to be worthwhile. At a time where so much is out of our control and unknown, many women find having the extra special care to be extremely comforting.

Some added benefits include:

  1. Up to 8,000 NIS total (over up to 3 pregnancies) that can be used towards pregnancy and birth, such as private OBGYN visits, lactation consultant, and more. (Highest plan only) 
  2. Partial Reimbursement for Nuchal Translucency [Shkifut Orpit] and other scans at private doctors. (Highest plan only) 
  3.  Early Anatomy Scan [Skira Ma’arachot Mukdemet].

*It is important to note that there is at least a 6 month waiting period for most of these benefits, so it is recommended to join your kupot’s higher level plan before you get pregnant.

For a full list of tests during pregnancy recommended by The Health Ministry, and to see which are covered by the Basic Health Basket, click here.

Healthcare News Roundup

Here are some news articles about Israeli healthcare that we have recently shared on our twitter feed-

Hadassah Hospital is taking health care to new heights- Haaretz 

Mortlity high in psych hospitals- Hrtz  -Would b more intrsting w/ comp 2 intrntl data, still thumbs up 4 reform

Health Ministry to probe new Meuhedet rules that dentists say endanger kids teeth- Haaretz 

Ichilov head Barbash- new emergency facility/why only central Israel hospitals get donations- Haaretz 

American CEOs Get an Israeli Medical Education 

@mominisrael Risks of Homebirth 

Turning things around at Bikur Cholim- JPost 

Public funding for updating health basket eroding-JPost 

Really interesting- Surrogacy law in Israel 

I love docs but hubris is a professional hazard-60% of docs punch in, others protest “demeaning”-JPost